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Taming Liquid Hydrogen: The Centaur Upper Stage Rocket 1958-2002

Taming Liquid Hydrogen: The Centaur Upper Stage Rocket 1958-2002
by Virginia P. Dawson, Mark D. Bowles

Publisher: NASA 2004
ISBN/ASIN: 1248027446
Number of pages: 308

Description:
The book chronicles the story of the Centaur, the world's first liquid-hydrogen rocket. It focuses on technical and political hurdles that Centaur faced over the three decades that it was managed by NASA Lewis Research Center. It explores NASA's effort to modify Centaur for launch from the Shuttle's cargo bay, a controversial project canceled in the wake of the Challenger accident.

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